On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1935

  • Aug 1 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 2 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), born in Merseyside (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Aug 3 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 3 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 5 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 5 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Aug 5 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 7 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Aug 8 Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT, 1977-93), born in Scobey, Montana
  • Aug 8 Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
  • Aug 8 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • Aug 8 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • Aug 9 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 10 Giya Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers; Exil), born in Tblisi, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 10 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • Aug 12 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 12 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • Aug 13 Rod Hull, British entertainer, born on Isle of Sheppey, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Aug 13 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), born in Lacoochee, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Aug 15 Abby Dalton, American actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum; My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Aug 15 Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 16 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
  • Aug 16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Aug 17 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR (d. 2018)
  • Aug 18 Gail Fisher, American actress (Peggy-Mannix), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Aug 18 Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer, born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 Bobby Richardson, American MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Aug 19 F. Story Musgrave, American medical doctor and NASA astronaut (STS-6, -51-F, -33, -44, -61, -80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • Aug 20 Charles Shere, American composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 20 J. J. Malone, American blues and soul singer, guitarisy, and keyboard player ("It's A Shame"), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Aug 20 Ron Paul, American author and politician (3 times presidential candidate, 1988, 2008, 12), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Aug 21 Vladimir Obukhov, Russian basketball coach (Soviet Union & Malta men's national teams; MBC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Aug 22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Aug 23 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • Aug 23 Roy Strong, English writer, art historian and director (Victoria & Albert Museum), born in Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 25 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • Aug 26 Cornelis B. Vaandrager [Cor Vaan], Dutch poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

Person of interestGeraldine Ferraro

Aug 26 Geraldine Ferraro, American politician (US Representative from New York (D), 1979-85), and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 2011)

Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro
Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee
Geraldine Ferraro
  • Aug 27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 27 Michael Holroyd, author
  • Aug 27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), born in Prestonpans, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Aug 28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Aug 28 Richard Branda, American actor (You Are There, Two-Minute Warning), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Aug 29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas - "California Dreaming"), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Sylvia Earle, American marine biologist, born in Gibbstown, New Jersey
  • Aug 31 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican

Person of interestFrank Robinson

Aug 31 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

About August 1935

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)